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Old 08-03-2020, 10:23 PM
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Thanks, guys. Certainly not a show car, but it will be a cool little driver I think. And I won't have to climb over the side any more !


I called an upholstery guy today that we have used before, because the shop near me is dragging their feet in even getting back to to me, and I want to keep moving on this thing. So, I called George, who is a Spanish gentleman, and he has done the entire interior on my son Don's Baja boat, and he also put a new convertible top on my ex wife's Mustang. Both jobs were perfect and CHEAP ! He quoted my son Don about $700 to do the entire interior of his T bucket, carpeting and all. Don's T has been on the road for years, so it is time for a new interior.

George is going to meet with me after 5 pm this Friday and he says about two weeks should do it. So, tonight I laid out the upholstery pattern I want him to do by using a silver sharpie on the black Starboard. This car interior is not exactly symmetrical, side to side, so the pleats on the ends will be slightly different on the drivers seat as opposed to the passengers seat, but my 27 is the same way and you never really notice. Just part of playing with an old car.

Here are some pictures I took tonight of the pattern I drew on the Starboard. My sons have talked me into doing the entire seat in off white to match the dash and firewall. I was going to have the smooth rolls done in black and the 1.5 inch pleats done in the off white, but they feel an entire off white interior would look better. They have good eyes, so I trust their judgement and will go with the all white interior.

Once I have the seat done and installed it will give me a better idea of what I am going to do for the door and side panels.
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:32 PM
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Going to look great Don.
All off white or a Tuxedo (Black and off white) would both look good to me.
What ever you do. Don't let anyone with unwashed new Blue jeans on the off white interior. It will end up a bit blue. Just ask me how I know.

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Old 08-03-2020, 11:44 PM
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Going to look great Don.
All off white or a Tuxedo (Black and off white) would both look good to me.
What ever you do. Don't let anyone with unwashed new Blue jeans on the off white interior. It will end up a bit blue. Just ask me how I know.

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I've heard that about jeans. I think, if I remember correctly, that blue jeans are dyed and that dye must come off until they are washed a couple of times and then it sets into the fabric.
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:23 PM
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I've heard that about jeans. I think, if I remember correctly, that blue jeans are dyed and that dye must come off until they are washed a couple of times and then it sets into the fabric.
I wore black jeans for years & they never stop transferring that dye!

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Old 08-04-2020, 08:57 PM
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I've seen the same thing happen to boat vinyl seats, Bob. Not sure why that happens.

My little project for today was to get the gas fill finally glued into place. I thought about how to hold it tightly in place while the panel adhesive set up, and I came up with a simple little wooden fixture where part of it goes under the assembly, then a long threaded bolt comes up out of that, and then a little "bridge" slides down over the bolt, which is then held in place by a washer and nut on the top.

Dan came over after work to help me because this is a two person job, one has to work inside the car and one has to be outside putting the nut on and lightly tightening it down.

I padded everything to keep from scratching my new paint, and we taped up the surrounding areas to keep any panel adhesive from getting on the paint. Then Dan slid the gooped up assembly up into the hole, and I put the top part of the fixture over it and lightly tightened the nut, just enough to hold it in place.

I am going to let it cure for a day or so and then remove the fixture, by that time the panel adhesive should be really dry and holding it all in place.

Not a huge accomplishment, but it was something I needed to do before I start working on the wiring and brake lines. Here are some pictures of how we did it. ( I must have been drunk on that last picture)
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Old 08-04-2020, 09:22 PM
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I forgot one picture, this shows how the bolt comes up through the assembly and how it is held in place by a wooden block under it all.
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Old 08-04-2020, 11:56 PM
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You're being sneaky about something else with this little decoration, too. Aren't you.
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Old 08-05-2020, 05:02 AM
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You're being sneaky about something else with this little decoration, too. Aren't you.
What's that, Skip ?
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Old 08-05-2020, 08:40 AM
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Dang, even your little jig is finished nice! If it had of been mine, itd been some rough, nasty stick that Id picked up and hurriedly nailed together!
Loving the details on this little car!
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Old 08-05-2020, 09:35 AM
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Dang, even your little jig is finished nice! If it had of been mine, itd been some rough, nasty stick that Id picked up and hurriedly nailed together!
Loving the details on this little car!
Haha, if my son had made that jig it would have been chromed and taken a month to build and had engineering drawings submitted ! I did this one behind his back.
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